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Well, it is 12-12-12, and I am told we are supposed to do something monumental. Yeah, right, since my plans today include laundry, laundry, and more laundry – with some baking and studio time thrown in, I decided to have a 12-12-12 Shop Wide Jewelry Sale – 25% Off today only. Largest discount all year!  WooHoo – now that is monumental and spectacular in my little world. Check out all my designs at stephstargell.com Wishing everyone a great 12-12-12!! Here are a few designs available on my website 🙂

USE COUPON CODE :  “12.12.12” at checkout!

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Happy Saturday Morning 🙂

Today is Day 3 of my “10 days of Jewelry” Sale! Today’s sale item is one of my best sellers ever – Trapezoids in hammered Sterling Silver! They are on sale today for $24 – just click the photo to go to my website for purchase. They are already discounted – no coupon code needed. And, don’t forget about my $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway on the 16th, see details below!

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THE GIVEAWAY- On December 16th, I will give away a $50 gift certificate for my website to one lucky winner. To enter the drawing you can do any OR all of the following every day! That is 3 entries per day. Here is how to enter:

*Like and Share the daily sale on Facebook

*Tweet the daily sale to your followers on Twitter

*Like and Share my Facebook Business page

You will get one entry into the drawing for each like/share & tweet. After you have liked/shared/tweeted, come back here to my blog and let me know in the comments where you shared the sale, and your name will be entered into the drawing. Super simple!

Make it a great day!

Steph

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Falling….

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Fall has finally arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. After a record setting 80+ rainless days, the colors of the fall foliage are outstanding. My husband and I have talked many times over the past couple of weeks about how gorgeous it is outside this year. The yellows more bright, the oranges more vibrant, and the reds are somehow so much deeper. I thought I would share a few pics from our front yard.

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The rain that finally came over the weekend broke for some sun yesterday in time for me to snap a few pics. Today I hope to take a drive around to show you some more of the glory that is fall in the PNW. 

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My husband is a Forester and a Certified Arborist. He has planted thousands of trees on our acreage, including this Japanese Maple – I love the contrast of the blue sky behind the red leaves.

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I am starting to believe that Fall might be my favorite season, at least until the rain starts….again.

Blessings,

Steph

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I am a member of a group of metalsmiths that host a monthly blogroll on a specific topic. This month the participants are blogging about how the change of seasons, specifically Spring, influence their work, their designs, etc.

Spring is not my favorite season because it just means more rain here in the Pacific Northwest. This March was the 5th wettest on record, and it really wasn’t that inspiring. I spend a lot of the early spring at the ball field’s with my 3 kids at softball, tball, and baseball practice/games. It is rainy, it is windy, and most days downright cold. But there are a few glorious, sun-filled days that make me remember why I live in the PNW. Those beautiful sunny spring days do inspire me – from the robins in the yard, to the snow-capped peaks, from the frogs loudly croaking in our pond, to the first teeny blooms (Johnny Jump-Ups are my fave!).

 

Those signs of spring bring forth the desire to clean the studio (which I never do), sit on the porch with my sketchbook and soak up the rays (never do enough), and go through my stone collection and pull out colorful cabochons to start designing new pieces (always pick too many).  These cabochons (pictured below) have been on the bench for about a week waiting for a sunny day and inspiration. There is dappled sunlight out my studio windows this morning – should I work in the studio, or go out and enjoy it?

 

Here is a list of other Aspiring Metalsmiths Team members blogs about spring:
Pennee – All Wired Up Jewelry Designs http://allwiredupjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com
Contemporary Jewelry by Beatriz Fortes http://cjbf.blogspot.com
Jessica @ Abella Blue http://abellabluestudio.com/blog
Happy Spring Inspiration!!

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I sent out an order to a customer. All was well in my world until ….I checked my mail yesterday. This was in my mailbox….

So not only were the pearls crushed, I get to remake the earrings and shipping them again at my expense. How is a girl supposed to run a small business and make a profit when this happens?

Thanks y’all,

Steph

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Summer Sale 2011

Summer is ending, and autumn is it on its way. To celebrate, I am having a 20% off sale in my Artfire shop!!

Here are few items available:

So go take a look at my artfire shop, and share the sale on twitter and facebook please!

 

Thanks,

Steph

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A BIG Birthday –

Happy July everyone! Today my first-born turns 13!! Did you hear that?? THIRTEEN!  Happy Birthday Samuel – I am so proud of you! Here is a quick pic of the birthday boy – love you Sam!

Happy Birthday Sam!

AMAZING  Blog Feature

I was also featured on an Ashley Berthelot’s amazing blog  – Fancy Designs today.  Thanks so much Ashley for the kind words and sharing of my designs!

And the last thing before I am off to bake a chocolate/chocolate, vanilla/vanilla birthday cake!

HUGE SALE in ALL my sales venues!

Steph Stargell Designs on Etsy – 20% Off all items – Use coupon code “SummerSale2011” at checkout for your discount.

Steph Stargell Designs on Artfire –  20% Off all items – No coupon code needed – prices already reflect discount.

And on my website – Steph Stargell Designs – You will receive 20% Off and Free Shipping on all items – I will refund your discount via paypal upon checkout.

 

Wishing everyone a fun, happy, and safe 4th of July weekend!

Steph

 

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